The WFMT Orchestra Series

Series produced by The WFMT Radio Network

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The WFMT Orchestra Series is a year-round series that combines exceptional orchestras from across the country and around the world. Each quarter, listeners will hear fantastic concerts, including the LA Phil (Summer), Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Fall), San Francisco Symphony (Spring), and a scintillating variety in the Winter Quarter, including orchestras from Europe, the UK, California, and China. Each episode is intended to be broadcast the week it releases, but some exceptions can be made for stations that wish to air an orchestra later in the year. Contact us for details.

The WFMT Orchestra Series is a year-round series that combines exceptional orchestras from across the country and around the world. Each quarter, listeners will hear fantastic concerts, including the LA Phil (Summer), Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra (Fall), San Francisco Symphony (Spring), and a scintillating variety in the Winter Quarter, including orchestras from Europe, the UK, California, and China in 2024. Listings for upcoming broadcasts can be found on our website at https://radionetwork.wfmt.com/programs/wfmt-orchestra-series/ .

Each episode is intended to be broadcast the week it releases, but some exceptions can be made for stations that wish to air an orchestra later in the year. Contact us for details.


Additional Files

85 Pieces

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Guest conductor Roderick Cox leads the Milwaukee Symphony in music by Richard Strauss, Jean Sibelius, and Beethoven. Featuring pianist Inon Barnatan.

  • Added: Nov 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Pianist Stephen Hough takes a generous approach to Rachmaninoff's 2nd piano concerto. We'll also hear music by Anna Clyne and the 5th Symphony by D...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week Ken-David Masur leads the orchestra in exploring themes of water. Smetana's "The Moldau" from 'Ma vlast' and Debussy's 'La Mer' will be h...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Guest conductor Nicholas McGegan leads the orchestra in Handel's Suite No. 1 in F major from Water Music, two Vivaldi concertos, and more.

  • Added: Nov 01, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Music Director Ken-David Masur and violinist Baiba Skride team up for Sebastian Currier's "Aether". We'll also hear Jean Sibelius's "Night Ride and...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week, guest conductor David Robertson leads the orchestra in works by Ravel and Messiaen, and Orli Shaham is the soloist in Chopin's Concerto ...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week, Ken-David Masur leads the orchestra in Robert Schumann's first symphony, as well as works by Johannes Brahms and Iman Habibi's "Jeder Ba...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This week, James Ehnes is the soloist in Sergei Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor for Violin & Orchestra, Op. 63. Also heard are works b...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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This Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra kicks off its new season with Ken-David Masur leading works by Wynton Marsalis, Richard Strauss, and George Gersh...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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The eminent Japanese pianist Mitsuko Uchida solos on Mozart's final piano concerto, and LA Phil's Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leads Mozart's fin...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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We hear two world premiers by two women highlighting the natural wonder of the West Coast in their music: Ellen Reid's "West Coast Sky Eternal" and...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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We feature a new work by an Icelandic composer known for deliciously atmospheric and evocative music, Anna Thorvaldsdottir. We also hear guest cond...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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As he approaches his 30th year with the LA Phil, principal concertmaster Martin Chalifour is in the spotlight performing Dvorak's Violin Concerto. ...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Guest conductor Elim Chan joins the orchestra on Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and a new work from Brazilian composer Clarice Assad. We'll also hear...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Guest conductor Tianyi Lu brings to life the stories of Princess Scheherazade with the music of Rimsky-Korsakov. We'll also hear what has been desc...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Conductor Rafael Payare brings to life William Grant Still's Darker America, music of triumph, sorrow, and prayer. We'll also hear a Brahm's sympho...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Ukrainian-Finnish conductor Dalia Stasevska is on the podium to conduct music from Sweden, Russia, and Finland: Sibelius's Symphony No. 2 and Swedi...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Conductor Emeritus Zubin Mehta joins the orchestra for two contrasting and audacious works: George Crumb's 'Ancient Voices of Children' and Symphon...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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Violinist Simone Lamsma joins guest conductor Otto Tausk and the LA Philharmonic in Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1. We'll also hear the world pr...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30
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We'll hear what was a symphonic triumph at Carnegie Hall for a Black American composer well before the Civil Rights era: William Levi Dawson's Negr...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2023
  • Length: 01:58:30